Good god, what's the guy done wrong? He's allowed to fail exams, and he's -right- that there's more to life than which university you go to.
On a note which I think is related to the neg rep he got, I could leave Cambridge now with one year to go and I won't have done anything wrong. It's not my solemn duty as a succesful applicant to "make the most of it" or anything similar. It is my place, and I can do whatever the hell I want with it.